Chilkoot Horseback Adventure in Skagway, Alaska
From US $164

Escape the busy crowds and discover the awe of Dyea Valley just as the pioneers did—on horseback. For one hour and forty-five minutes you will ride your horse through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Your knowledgeable guide will entertain you with the history of the gold rush, including the boom and bust of the town of Dyea while you marvel at the majestic mountains, trees, and Alaskan wildflowers. This serene adventure is a unique way to discover Alaska’s gorgeous wilderness.

Activity Level
difficulty level
Activity Duration
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Quiet Easy
3 1/2 hours

Accommodation Group size
Group Activity
Small Group

All about Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

Escape the hustle and bustle of port and come discover the awe-inspiring Alaskan beauty just as the pioneers did—on horseback! After an entertaining historic tour through charming Skagway and along the breathtaking coastline, you will arrive at our ranch in Dyea. Your experienced guides will give you a safety presentation, then help you onto your very own horse! For one hour and forty-five minutes you will ride through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Along the way, your knowledgeable guides will entertain you with tales from the crazed Klondike Gold Rush, such as the boom and bust of the town of Dyea. You’ll pass by some of the few remaining signs of what was once a scrambling gold rush town of 10,000, including the Slide Cemetery. Then you will ride out of the rainforest and onto the Dyea flats overlooking the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. Discover why the locals come here to view wildlife such as eagles and the salmon run. Soak in the serenity and marvel at the majestic mountains, streams, and Alaskan wildflowers. This adventure is sure to invigorate those who have been lured to Alaska by tales of its spectacular and inspiring beauty. After the ride, relax with your guides as you enjoy refreshments and Alaskan salmon pate. Reflect on your serene adventure during the scenic drive back to town. As a locally owned company, we take pride in sharing Alaska’s beauty and stories. It would be our honor to provide you with the “E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N of a lifetime”. Your pictures from this excursion will always remind you of the inspiring beauty and fascinating history of the last frontier.

Restrictions: Round-trip transportation provided. Must weigh less than 250 lbs. Must be at least 4’10” or 58 in. Any personal physical restrictions must be announced, for safety purposes, upon confirmation of payment received.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

Whats included in this tour
Items that are covered in the cost of tour price

  •   Transportation to the pier
  •   Transportation from the pier

Whats not included in this tour
Items that are covered in the cost of tour price

  •   Rain gear
  •   Gratuities

Narrated scenic drive from the dock to the ranch (35 minutes)

Restroom break along with helmet fitting (10 minutes)

Safety and horse operations briefing then mount the horse (15 minutes)

Trail ride through the Tongass National Forest (105 minutes)

Enjoy a light snack back at the ranch (10 minutes)

Return scenic drive to town (35 minutes)

Member taking a short break

Consider packing your bag with following daily essentials

Kids enjoying the spectacular view

consider kids must be at least 7 yrs old & Picnic lunch is included.

Yes, you will be introduced to your very own horse. You two will then enjoy time together on the trail for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

To keep our horses healthy, all guests will mount with the aid of a mounting block. Step up a few stairs to a platform and then simply swing your leg over the top of the horse and sit down.

The tour is set up to be enjoyable for guests of all skill levels and is strictly a “walking” tour at an easy pace, no galloping or running with the horses.

You remain on the horse for the full trail ride and dismount once back at the ranch.

The horses are XXX.